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Self Representation in Court

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1 Self Representation in Court on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:59 pm

P. Tocin

Arresto Menor

May a foreigner on a tourist visa represent themselves in a Filipino court in a civil trial? I can prove I have studied a self-representation course in America (fully produced by a prcticing attorney, and have studied legal research using the latest Nolo book.

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2 Re: Self Representation in Court on Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:21 pm


it depends on what kind of case. if it is a small claim, lawyer are not allowed. our rules allow a non-lawyer to appear in the MTC. at the RTC, you can inform the court of your intent and see if the court will approve.

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